Haylift team members are shown loading hay aboard an OreANG C-47 at La Grande Airport in preparation for the 1 February 1949 mission. Left to right: District Game Agent Austin F. Hamer, Lt. Richard J. Schmidt, SSgt Chester Strauch, SSgt Verl Ward and Mr. John McKean, State Game Division Chief of Upland Game. (Photo by Frank Schiro, courtesy La Grande Observer, via Eastern Oregon University Library)
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